Retirees Can Still Contribute To Development

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PUTRAJAYA, April 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched the Malaysian Government Pensioners Foundation, which will help retirees remain active through various activities and programmes. He said 21,000 civil servants retire every year, and they should remain active and continue to contribute towards the country’s development. Najib also announced

Kedah Umno To Announce Its Stand On PM’s Leadership

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ALOR STAR, April 14 – Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today confirmed that the state Umno would announce its stand on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s leadership on April 24 in Kuala Lumpur. He said the matter was agreed upon by all state Umno assemblymen and members of Parliament ‎who

Malaysia On Track To Become Top Tourist Destination

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PARIS, April 14 –  Malaysia, which is already one of the world’s top ten tourist destinations, is well on track to achieve the goal of being a top tourist destination. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia’s strengths lie in the ability of its vastly different ethics groups to

Penang Sky Cab Which Linking Island To Mainland

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GEORGE TOWN, April 15 –  Penang has proposed a “Sky Cab” project to further improve connectivity between its island and the mainland. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who announced the project, said the proposal would link Penang Sentral Transportation Hub in Butterworth to Nordin Street Ghaut in George Town. “This will

Wait Until Audit Report On 1MDB Is Out

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 – A Barisan Nasional lawmaker says the public, including former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should wait for the audit report on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) before criticising it. Kulim Bandar Baharu Member of Parliament Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir said while concerns raised by the

DPM To Step Up Effort For Country’s Unesco Bid

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PARIS, April 13 – Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is expected in the French capital on Monday morning to attend events related to Kuala Lumpur’s bid to be on the Unesco executive board for the 2015-2019 term. Malaysian Ambassador to France, Tan Sri Ismail Omar said Muhyiddin was scheduled

Amended Sedition Act Will Stem Discussions On Hudud

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 – The recently amended Sedition Act will effectively shut down the debate on hudud and its suitability in Malaysia, MCA’s Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said. The party’s Religious Harmony Bureau chairman said this in response to one of the amendments, which was passed early on Friday, criminalising

Nothing Wrong With The Money If It’s Benefits The People

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 – “What does he mean by money? This was Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s response to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that Umno today was “all about the money”. “If the money is for the sake of the people’s happiness, what’s the problem?” the Communications and

Dr M: Najib Broke Pledge To Build Crooked Bridge

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had broken his promise to construct the “Crooked Bridge” linking Johor to Singapore’s side of the Causeway, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has claimed. The former prime minister told blogger Din Turtle in an interview, which was uploaded on the blog

Clorox Apologizes For ‘Emojis’ Tweet

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 –  Clorox has apologized for a social media misstep after the household products company sparked outrage by tweeting “where’s the bleach” in reference to last week’s introduction of new “emoji” cartoons for iPhones that include several faces of people with black and brown skin. The maker of

PM Launches UiTM RM1B Education Fund

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 – Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) campuses will soon be declared as autonomous campuses, with greater authority and power given to each campus’ respective rectors, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today. Najib said the decision had been made to improve the institution’s ability to manage itself,

China Orders Media Giant Sina To Improve Censorship

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BEIJING, April 12 – China’s government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country’s most popular news websites unless it “improves censorship”, state media reported, in a rare public glimpse into controls over the press. The online portal “distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in media hype”,

Malay Politics In Danger If Attacks On Najib Continue

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 – Utusan Malaysia has demanded that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad  stop his criticism against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, fearing that more of such attacks could threaten Malay politics. Awang Selamat, the pseudonym for Umno-owned Utusan’s weekend edition Mingguan Malaysia collective editorial team, said Dr Mahathir should consider

Making Waves

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 – What’s the health of the Straits of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping waterways in the world and an important fishing ground for local commercial fishing industry? A group of scientists was on board RV Discovery, Malaysia’s most sophisticated research vessel, operated by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

No Place For Politics In Sports

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SUBANG JAYA, April 11 – There is no place for politics in sports, Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said after demanding in no uncertain terms that the “Kita Lawan (We Will Fight)” slogan be replaced as the state contingent’s slogan for their campaign in next year’s Malaysia Games

Rompin Parliamentary By-Election To Be Held On May 5

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 – Polling for the Rompin parliamentary by-election will be on May 5 while the nomination will be held on April 22. The by-election was called following the death of incumbent Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis.Jamaluddin was killed in a helicopter crash in Semenyih last Saturday, along with five other

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